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Correctional Counselor

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Montana Historical Society

Helena, MT

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 CORRECTIONAL COUNSELOR (POSITION 64103052)TRAINING ASSIGNMENT:  Not Applicable SALARY: $17.785          BENEFITS PACKAGE ELIGIBILITY:  Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan  NUMBER OF OPENINGS:   1POSITION INFORMATION:  Full-Time:  Variable Shifts to include:  days, nights, evenings, weekends & holidays.PRIMARY LOCATION:  BoulderUNION:    MEA-MFTCLOSING DATE:  2/27/2018REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:  NoneCONTACT NAME: Kim Morrison| CONTACT EMAIL: | CONTACT PHONE:  406- 444-3803 MISSION: The Montana Department of Corrections staff enhances public safety, supports the victims of crime, promotes positive change in offender behavior, and reintegrates offenders into the community.  If you're looking for an opportunity to affect positive change in the community and at work explore the opportunities available to you through the Montana Department of Corrections. You may be the person we've been looking for to join our team as well! BENEFITS: Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation package!  Upon date of hire, employees are eligible for state paid premiums toward employee “core” medical, dental, and basic life insurance coverage. Dependent coverage and supplemental options are also available. Employees earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10-11 paid holidays each year. Membership in a Retirement System with a state contribution begins upon the first day of employment (vesting criteria applies). Flexible schedules may be considered. NOTICES:The Montana Department of Corrections is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. As such, women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within twelve months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.  Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.  Tobacco Free - Use of all tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco products and tobacco substitutes in Department of Corrections buildings, is prohibited.  In secure care facilities possession of tobacco products is also prohibited. DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:·         Provide direct care, supervision and treatment of females who are committed to the Riverside Correctional Facility/Department of Corrections.  Riverside provides a trauma informed care atmosphere in a correctional setting aimed at treatment for Trauma Recovery and Chemical Dependency.  ·         Ensure the residents follow rules and their individual treatment program by providing one to one and group counseling techniques. ·         Provide crisis intervention counseling using non-violent physical crisis intervention techniques in emergency situations and serve as a member of an Emergency Response Team. ·         Other duties include: monitoring and evaluating behaviors by observing residents; writing evaluation reports for treatment team meetings; serving and supervising meals; providing recreation; completing forms; entering treatment data or keeping other records to document treatment progress using computers, written logs and other approved documentation methods; perform minor housekeeping and maintenance work with or without residents; and performing related work as assigned. ·         May be required to transport residents in the community.POSITION SPECIFIC INFORMATION:  Position will work varied shifts including afternoons/evenings/weekends and holidays.  RYCF may provide a fuel stipend up to $20 per week for employees traveling further than 15 miles one way to work.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  The knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position are typically acquired through a High School diploma or equivalent. Must possess a valid driver's license.A bachelor's degree in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or closely related field or one to two years of experience working with youth are preferred. Computer experience and skills is desired. This position requires POST Basic Certification after attending training at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy and successfully completing one year of employment with the Department of Corrections.  In addition to the training and experience requirements, to be POST Certified, the successful candidate(s) must:Be a citizen of the United States of America;Be at least 21 years of age;Be fingerprinted for a criminal history search;Not have been convicted of a crime for which s/he could have been imprisoned in a federal or state penitentiary;Be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough background screen;Be a high school graduate or issued a GED or its equivalent; Be free from any mental or physical conditions as determined by a physician; and,Possess or be eligible for a valid Montana driver's license.QualificationsIf another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

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Montana's memory starts here! Established in 1865, the Montana Historical Society is one of the oldest institutions of its kind west of the Mississippi River. Learn more about Montana's Museum, the Montana Historical Society Press, Montana The Magazine of Western History, the Montana State Historic Preservation Office, and the MHS Research Center. Join in the countless programs we offer through our Outreach and Interpretation division, or shop in our unique Museum Store in person or online.

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